MAS Digital Dental Technologies 2022

Dental technologies are going digital. Are you?

New technologies are changing the way we’re living our daily life. From smartphones to self-driving cars, the digital revolution has tremendous impacts on how we’re interacting, on our mobility and how we travel, etc. The healthcare field is particularly being reshaped by the introduction of new digital devices. Dental medicine is no exception: are dentists ready? Read the article >>>



September 2022 - September 2024
60 ECTS credits
392 Teaching hours
452 Distance teaching hours
Every two years




Blended learning


René DAHER +41 (0)22 379 40 62




Registration deadline

31 July 2022


CHF 47'000.-


  • Acquire sufficient knowledge to financially manage and sucessfully promote a digital dental office
  • Master the use of digital dental technologies, from 3D optical impression to digital manufacturing (planning of treatments, communication, execution and finalisation of treatments)
  • Benefit from digital dental technologies for dental and medical findings, monitoring, treatment planning and its 3D virtual visualization, esthetic simulation and guided implant surgery
  • Learn about digital procedures for the creation of orthodontic aligners, removable prostheses and accessory appliances like night guards and sleep apnea devices


Dentist practicing in Switzerland or abroad


3 modules: basic, specialized I and specialized II (on-site presence required)

Master thesis and publication


Prof. Dr Catherine GIANNOPOULOU and Prof. Dr Irena SAILER, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva


Dr René DAHER, University of Geneva


Session 1 | The digital practice | 26 September - 01 October 2022 (combined with EAO)

  • Structure of the MAS
  • Overview of technologies and applications
  • Business & Marketing aspects
  • Practice organization
  • Vision to the future
  • Photography and initial documentation

Session 2 | Acquisition and treatment planning | 09 - 12 January 2023

  • Dynamic acquisition
  • Aesthetic treatment planning and augmented reality
  • Simple chairside restorations
  • Digital aligning technologies


Session 3 | Guided surgery and 3D printing | 22 - 25 May 2023

  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • Implant planning
  • Implant supported restorations and advanced CAD/CAM restorations

Session 4 | Full rehabilitations | 08 - 11 January 2024

  • Severely worn dentition and VDO increase
  • Digital technologies in removable prosthodontics


Session 5 | Digital complements | 13 - 16 May 2024

  • Digital complements (sleep apnea, bruxism)
  • Advanced 3D printing
  • Guided endodontics

Session 6 | Exam | 14 - 17 October 2024

  • Final exams and case presentations


Oral exam at the end of each module. MCQ test at the end of seminars and journal clubs. Training and examination of clinical cases are evaluated through a well-established documentation procedure. Thorough documentation of a selected clinical case, that may lead to a publication in a dental journal.

Pedagogical method

  • On-campus practical and theoretical learning.
  • Distance learning via online courses, journal clubs and discussions with clinical supervisors.
  • Clinical cases to be documented and presented.

Diploma awarded

Participants who pass the assessment requirements and successfully complete all 3 modules will be awarded the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Digital Dental Technologies / Maîtrise d’études avancées (MAS) en technologies dentaires numériques, by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva.
This program develops theoretical and practical knowledge in digital dental treatments like 3D impressions, diagnostics, computer-aided design and manufacturing, orthodontics and guided surgery. This MAS also addresses marketing strategies and the financial management of a high-tech dental practice.

Admission criteria

  • Federal degree in dental medicine (diplôme fédéral de médecin-dentiste) or qualification considered as equivalent
  • Good knowledge of written and oral English

Steering committee

  • Prof. Dr Catherine Giannopoulou, Co-director, Division of Regenerative Dental Medicine and Periodontology, CUMD Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • Prof. Dr Irena Sailer, Co-director, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, CUMD Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • Dr René Daher, Coordinator, CUMD Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Scientific committee

  • Prof. Dr Ivo Krejci, Co-founder of the programme and Expert in Digital Dental Technologies
  • Prof. Daniel Wismeijer, Expert in Digital Dental Technologies, The Netherlands
  • MDT Vincent Fehmer, Expert in Dental CAD/CAM, CUMD Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Detailed fees

CHF 47'000.- for the full two-year-programme, payable in three instalments.

"Changing every aspect of the daily practice" Dr Uday Al-Jarrah
"This is a multidisciplinary programme" Dr Jonatan Beley
"There is no other opportunity to study digital dentistry" Dr Rytis Ziedas